Penobscot County ME Information


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  1. Penobscot County 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forPenobscot County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Maine Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Maine Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

Penobscot County ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 158,302
Population in Households 150,569
Population in Familes 110,816
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,733
Population Density2 47
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $50,652
Average Household Income $66,347
Per Capita Income $27,241


Total Housing Units 76,873 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45,577 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,714 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,582 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $145,170
Average Home Value $169,917


Total Households 64,291
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 38,797
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.3% 0.3%
Households 0.23% 0.27%
Families -0.03% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   3.01%


Penobscot County ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penobscot County to the other 16 counties and county equivalents in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 88th
Population Density # 9 50th
Diversity Index # 4 81st
Median Household Income # 8 56th
Per Capita Income # 9 50th

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